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. tonight, unraveling the mystery of manti at te'o. you will see how he i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith tonight. two american hostage escape from a gas plant in al entire i can't. that's what a source is telling fox news this evening. militants claimed to be holding seven malcolm jenkins at that -- seven americans at that facility. they raided the bp complex today trying to rescue dozen of foreign hostage. we have been getting conflicting reports about how many survived. secretary of state hillary clinton says that she has been keeping in touch with the algerian prime minister since the crisis first started yesterday. our counter terrorism experts have been in close contact with their algerian counterparts throughout the last days. and we have also in close consultation with partners around the world sharing information. >> the military operation is over and four hostage are dead. two from the u.k., two from the philippines. but the militants claim dozens of hostage are dead. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, let's start first with the americans. what do we know?
. >> i'm rick folbaum in for shepard smith this new year's day. we begin with breaking news on "the fox report." house republicans are getting closer to voting on the senate fiscal cliff bill. first they may try to make some changes to the deal the senate cut with the white house late last night. but senate democrats say there is no time for that we actually already went over the cliff at midnight officially. that means that every american's paycheck is about to shrink. huge spending cuts are about to take effect automatically. the senate bill delays those cuts and prevents tax hikes on families making under $450,000 a year. lots of house republicans say they won't support the senate's bill without more spending cuts. we have team fox coverage. ed henry is live at the white house. but, first to mike emanuel live on capitol hill. so, mike, where do things stand now? >> well, rick, on the house floor as we speak right now, they are counting votes. they are seeing if there are 218 voted in the house of representatives to essentially decide to go forward with adding spending cut amendments
in for shepard smith. house speaker john boehner hangs on to his gavel and a new congress gets to work after a wild ending to the last congress. the speaker was facing opposition from some of his fellow republicans over the fiscal cliff deal and for scrapping a vote on aid for victims of super storm sandy. at one point today more than two dozen house republicans said they might not vote to reelect him as speaker. that could have been enough to force a second ballot for the first time since 1923. speaker boehner survived the first round of voting. >> the honorable john boehner from the state of ohio having received the majority of the votes cast is duly elected speaker of the house of representatives for the 113th congress. [cheers] >> jon: the vote was not unanimous one republican congressman says the house still has a hangover from the last session. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. so, mike, when it was all over, how did that vote break down. >> jon, 9 people voted for somebody else. three chose to stay out of it. of the nine who voted for somebody else, three backed house majority lea
. and shepard smith. >> shep: the news begins anew on studio "b." president blasted congressional republicans over the debt ceiling and expressed support for new gun control measures. reaction from both sides coming just ahead. plus, lance armstrong with a change of heart, he says or something. now, we're told he has apologized, reports of tears and admission of some kind to oprah winfrey. we're got all the details. new study says more americans are working well past retirement. it says, i wonder why, but that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. >> first at 3:00 in new york city. president obama is warning that a political deadlock over the nation's debt ceiling could damage the u.s. economy and beyond. it's estimated without the deal the government could run out of money to pail its bills as early as mid-february. the president said the idea of refusing to raise the debt ceiling is irresponsible and absurd. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills are act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis.
and they say they are doing it for revenge. i'm bill hemmer in tonight for shepard smith. we are closely monitoring the situation and the african nation of algeria. where militants attacked a natural gas field. the group claims it's holding dozens of foreigners including seven americans. the state department claims the americans are among the captives but for security reasons will not give details. >> in order to protect their safety, i'm not going to get into numbers. i'm not going to get into names. i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> bill: the defense secretary leon panetta says the united states will take all necessary and proper steps to deal with this matter. the terrorists say the attack and revenged because algeria they say allowed western jets to use airspace to attack islamic fighters in neighbor mali. algerian state report two terrorists died at the facility. at this hour many more lives are at risk. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt live in our newsroom tonight. jonathan, good evenin
. >> trace: i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith it looks like we will go over the fiscal cliff at midnight. economists have been warning us the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts could cause another recession. now, president obama and the senate republican leaders say they are close to a deal to prevent tax hikes on the middle class. the trouble is, the house has gone home and won't be voting on anything tonight. >> for now, our most immediate priority is to stop taxes going up for middle class families starting tomorrow. i think that is a modest goal that we can accomplish. >> we all want to protect taxpayers, and we can get it done now. right now. >> trace: officials tell fox news agreement would let tax cuts expire on $450,000 instead of the president's cut off $250,000. extend unemployment benefits for another year it does not include any new spending cuts. of course, that's the other big issue in this fiscal cliff standoff. we have team fox coverage. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. but first to ed henry at the white house. ed, it looks as if we are taking the
in the manhunt for the brinks bandits. i'm bill hemmer in tonight for shepard smith. one of the american hostage in algeria is dead. u.s. officials saying that he was from texas they have recovered his remains and november his family. sources tell fox news he died of a heart attack yesterday when algerian forces stormed the gas plant and tried to rescue the hostage. a bit earlier today the militants claim they were holding two americans at the facility in the sahara. and the state department confirming there were other u.s. hostage there. no word though tonight on their fate. the militants were also offering to swap two americans for two convicted terrorists head here in the u.s. one of them the so-called blind sheikh convict haved of plotting to blow up landmarks here in new york city. investigators say he also has ties to the first world trade center bombing of 1993. "the fox report's" chief meteorologist jonathan hunt tonight live on the story in our new york newsroom. jonathan, the militants are giving more details on the hostage they claim to hold. what's happening? >> yeah. bill, through t
of lower safety standards in that country. if there i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith. this is the fox report. we don't have to deal with the debt ceiling again until august. that's what the treasury department is telling members of congress now. last week house republicans agreed to suspend the limit on how much the feds can borrow until the month of may. but treasury officials say they can take extraordinary measures to move around some money and keep paying the bills a bit longer. in the meantime. the two parties are still going at it over government spending. mike emanuel live on capitol hill tonight. republicans hammering democrats over that growing national debt, mike. >> well, that's right, bill. $16 trillion and counting. republicans say you cannot tax the wealthy enough to make a dent. a leading senate republican says president obama has talked a good game but has not delivered. >> when it comes to reducing the debt as we would say out in the west, the president has been all hat and no cowboy. in other words, he has been all talk and no action. what we have seen over the past
in an effort to cut down on the smog. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. dramatic showdown on capitol hill over gun control. former arizona congresswoman gabriel giffords and her husband, the astronaut mark kelly facing off against the leader of the national rifle association. first congressional hearing on gun violence since sandy hook elementary. a gunman shot gabriel giffords in the head. he killed six people including 9-year-old girl and wounded a dozen others. kelly says giffords is still recovering, still struggling to walk and talk. in fact, she was not on the witness list for today's hearing. but the senators agreed to let her make a statement. >> speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. violence is is a big problem too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something it will be hard; but the time is now. you must act, be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you. thank you. >> shepard: mark kelly says he and his wife are gun owners who have no plans to give up their weapo
hemmer in tonight for shepard smith. president obama saying that immigration reform is, quote: within our grasp. and today he spelled out his plan to fix the system just a day after a bipartisan group of senators released their idea. but one of those republican senators telling fox news the president could end up hurting the cause. mr. obama flew to las vegas today to unveil his plan. one of the major sticking points is border security. now, just yesterday the white house enforcement has never been better but today the president called for making more improvements. and he played up the similarities between his idea and the senator's proposal. >> the time has come for common sense, comprehensive, immigration reform. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> but analysts say there are differences, unlike the senators, the president did not say the feds have to improve border security before illegal immigrants can take a so-called path of citizenship. this morning on america's newsroom, one of those senators republican marco
? okay. enjoy that. >> thanks for much aing. here is my friend shepard smith. >>shepard: we are doing the whole hour on that. >> where is that necessary? >>shepard: absolutely no clue. people may have been enjoying another past time before they came up with that. something to do with something that looks like this. >>shepard: getting away. the news begins anew on "studio b" and the mother of two who made her first trip outside of the united states never made her flight home from turkey and her family says they are joining the search to find her. a bomb shell if the unsolved murder of jon benet, a grand jury now, we know, voted to indict her parents in that little girl's death well more than a decade ago but the prosecutors said no. the details on that coming up. iran claims they have done something that the united states did in 1950 and they very excited. they sent a monkey into space. the white house doesn't boy it. all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b" today. but there is breaking news, first from fox at 3:00, in new york city, lawmakers from both par
. >>gregg: i am here for shepard smith. a new senate session getting underway part of the 113th congress. vice president joe biden joined the former senate colleagues to gavel the new session to order and swore in the new freshman class. here is how the balance of power breaks down, 55 democrats including independents who will caucus with the party. there are 45 republicans and the democrats gained two seats to hold on to the majority. analysts say the senate is likely to stay deeply partisan and divided. really? doug is live with the news from capitol hill. doug, it was mostly feel-good stuff today on the senate side, right? >>guest: absolutely. you had a lot of senators' families and senator mark kirk recovering from a stroke. but that can soon change. the coming battles over the debt ceiling and sequestration could be ferocious. we got a taste of that today when minority leader mcconnell took to the floor for the first speech and suggested we cannot wait until the 11th hour to cut spending. he took this dig at the president when he said and i quote, "the president needs to show up thi
in the stay as the sunsets. hope you stay with us. i am shepard smith in washington, dc. >>shepard: 24 minutes past 3:00 in the nation's capitol. you are looking live as the president has stopped by -- i just got a note from folks who are along the parade route saying that the president stopped along -- i will read it. president obama and others stopped by the statue of dr. martin luther king jr. in the capitol rotunda here on martin luther king day, with the statute between the paintings of the pilgrims and paid tribute to the late reverend martin luther king and now we look live from the camera of john roberts. the flatbed truck is ahead in front of the motorcade. because technology allows it, we are following along. some of the best moments are when the technology fails so we can hope that happens. since we can go to john roberts, we will. john, what is happening there? >> we hoping the technology will serve us well because we have a lot way do go, more than a mile to the white house. you are look at the turn we made on constitution avenue with a fabulous display of military music and cerem
to shepard smith with continuing coverage. >> this is a big school. they have a no-guns policy. texas is a carry state. but in this college, no guns allowed. it is our understanding from the administrator and the law enforcement, what happened, the dispute carried into the hallways. gunfire erupted. as the administrator put it, a couple of students got caught in the crossfire. some of the injuries may be quite serious. one of the gunman -- if there is more than one, we are not sure -- was injured. is in custody. was he shot? we are not sure. but he was injured. there is another person involved either in the dispute or in the shooting who escaped to a nearby area. this campus is surrounded on a couple of side audio bordered on a couple of sides by woods. a number of students report they saw someone with a red sweatshirt marching into the woods. so they are looking for someone who may be a shooter, may be wanted for questioning, but is not on campus. they are evacuating this campus and other campuses, it is our understanding. the shooting happened a little over an hour ago. it's one min
war in syria, the assassination of u.s. ambassador and much more. shepard smith takes a look back now. >> reporter: politics played a major role this year. but mass shootings, a historic supreme court ruling and washington scandals also dominated the headlines. 2012 opened with the first in the nation with the iowa caucuses. initial reports put mitt romney out in fronbut d former senator rick santorum won by a handful of votes. george zimmermann shot and killed the florida teenager trayvon martin. the be neighborhood watch man says he shot him in self defense. >>> fighting in syria intensified. a defiant president asad refused to stepped down. activists estimate 40,000 people have died since the violent began. >>> trouble in columbia for the secret service as agents brought prostitutes to their hotel. >>> the gop race for the white house took shape. mitt romney, the party's presidential nominee. change in egypt. mohammed morsi won the country's first free presidential election but sparked enormous protest when he gave himself broad powers. >>> as the summer heated up so did the suprem
the 15th, 2013. i'm shepard smith. the news continues tonight and tomorrow. analysis right now. >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: [shouting] >> bill: now the culture war is spreading all over the world as gay activists attack the pope and in france antigay marriage protesters take to the streets. >> the thing they should do is a referendum and then we will know what people really want. >> we will tell you what's going on tonight. >> i can absolutely confirm that we don't use -- products. i'm sick and tired of these allegations. enough is enough. >> bill: lance armstrong comes out of the closet as a liar and doper. will lawsuits start flying? is is it legal on the case. >> republicans in congress can v. two choices here. they can act responsibly or irresponsibly. the financial well being of the american people is not leverage to be used. >> bill: will president obama succeed in destroying the republican party? he is trying. charles krauthammer will analyze. >> caution, you where to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight.
the news for this wednesday, january the 9th, 2013. i'm shepard smith. we're all back tomorrow, probably. noon pacific, 3:00 eastern time and back here tomorrow night for "the fox report." the factor is coming up next as it often does. be very afraid. >> shepard: the o'reilly factor is is on, tonight. >> i can tell you quarterbacks get all the good looking women. what a beautiful woman. wow. >> bill: sportscaster spored to apologize for calling a good looking woman good looking. we will tell you what's going on here. >> got to know al gore. meet him in the fox news lobby. he looks me up and down and says look where you ended up? >> bill: is geraldo turning on al gore? could that be possible? wait until you hear the latest al jazeera connection. >> got my own thoughts when i'm out on the sidewalks dodging the sea pods. see this look. exactly what you will see. >> bill: dennis miller will weigh in on al gore as well as congress being less popular than cockroaches. >> was that your auntee? caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reill
says shepard smith are setting themselves up for failure. if you have never been a loser you are not prepared. >> right. because the real world can be very difficult. there are many good things in real life but there are many, many challenges. basically if kids are being brought up with the idea everything is going to be easy and they will graduate college and be c.e.o. and a billionaire they are going to be very he did he pressed and anxious when -- depressed and anxious when things don't work out that way. >> neil: we have it in our nature to be competitive and to be nasty about it and i can underand it the logic for the phenomena was a kinder gentler approach to all of this. but we overdid it, didn't we? >> if part it is parenting. parents saying we want the kids to have really good elf self-esteem. >> if you are going to tell your child they are good at something make sure it is something they are really good at. make sure it is something the world will also reenforce them for. because if not you are just blowing up their ego and you are giving them a false sense of who t
. >> shepard: i'm shepard smith. getting the first dramatic testimony in the colorado movie theater massacre in a hearing that could mean the difference between life and death for the suspect in the crime, james holmes. theprosecutors will decide aftr this goes on whether to decide to go for the death penalty after the week's proceedings. prosecutors are for the first time giving a detailed indication of exactly what happened during the chilling crime. how they say the suspect ambushed a sold out screening of the new batman movie back in july, tossing gas canisters filled with choking smoke and shooting panicked movie goers as they tried make an escape. in all, killed 12 2 12 people d wounded dozens more. alisa with the news. they got off to a graphic start today, didn't they? >> they did, shep. and two veteran police officers broke down in tears on the stand as they described the scene they came upon once the shooting stopped. a police officer testified as he went into theater nine he found people screaming help us, help us. he found cell phones ringing and an alarm. he choked up when it ca
to their reception. cheers. i'm shepard smith. that is it for studio "b." here is cavuto. >> neil: thanks, an ai-lashing out. forget a thank you. i think a big insurance company just said, screw you! >> i'm neil cavuto and in the middle of all of this. >> everything, pocket more than $22 billion for the american people. thank you america. >> recover and rebuild. that is what we did. now let's bring on tomorrow. >> neil: aig may be able to bring it on with a lawsuit to the very folks that saved it, the government, us. the taxpayer that has funded the bailout that saved that company doing those nor man rock well commercials. now the subject to be punished by the company. so what do you think? >> what is going on aig has confirmed for fox business that the board will meet at some time to decide whether this to join former aig chief hang greenberg's lawsuit against the government basically hank greenberg is saying that the government bailout was run by government overseers who ran amok with auditors and lawyers and government officials. who did not do right by the governmental bailout. he is basical
scott in for shepard smith. we'll be back tomorrow "studio b." 3:00 p.m. eastern. noon pacific and the factor is up next. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> let's give an intensive to work and let's ask the most fortunate in our society, including me and you to do our fair share. >> bill: oh yeah? well the "new york times" is reporting that al gore wanted to dodge the higher capital gains tax by closing a big deal last week and the deal is selling his foolish far left network to al jazeera, the anti-american network. we'll have a special report entitled is al gore a hypocrite? >> i think right now it has to be the safest school in america. our goal is to make it a safe and secure learning environment for the kids to return to. surviving children in new town connecticut go back to school amidst a new controversy. should all american schools hire armed guards? and a factor exclusive, the marine released from a mexican prison just before christmas is now experiencing severe health problems directly related to his incarceration. we will talk with corporal john hamner's
... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>. >> shep: i'm shepard smith. it's studio "b", time for the top of the news. the white house making a stronger push now for more gun control efforts including talks with the national rifle association. white house spokesman tells fox news that vice president biden will meet with gun safety groups entertainment executives and victims of gun violence tomorrow. then on thursday, he'll talk with a representative from the nra and other gun owners. president obama asked biden to take charge of a task force to develop measures going beyond gun control laws. meantime, gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly say that they have launched their own campaign to curb gun violence two years to the day after a gunman gunman shot her in the head. they visited families in newtown connecticut. afterwards they spoke to abc news anchor diane sawyer. >> how was newtown? >> it brought back a lot of memories but what that was like for us two years ago today. >> you hope this kind of thing doesn't happen again. you know what? it does happen again. >> she
. >> thanks to everybody. here is shepard smith. >> shep: nivani. >> menaijeune. >> and the news begins anew. more than 50 people injured, several of them critical this afternoon after a commuter fairy crashed into a pier near new york still. this flu outbreak is getting very serious. so bad that emergency rooms are said to be turning away patients because there is no more room in there and one city declaring a health emergency. more today as we got word in the last year's movie theater massacre may have planned his shooting simply important months and apparently cased the place to ensure maximum carnage. breaking news first on studio "b". >>> more news is breaking in new york city. first a ferry crash and now this. this is queens where rescue crews say a crane has collapsed just across from manhattan. this is across the genes borough bridge and you get into queens, many of you have been here know of this huge pepsi sign that has been there for decades. this is where the crane has been collapsed. other local station has been on the scene for a few minutes and it happened less than half an ho
was hurt. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. another showdown may be brewing between the house and the congress. there is word now that president obama may nominate his chief of staff jack lou to replace the treasury secretary tim geithner any day now. a key republican is already predicting a confirmation fight which could come in the middle of the battle over raising the nation's debt limit. one study predicts we could run out of money to pay all the bills about a month from now. mike emanuel is live at the white house tonight. mike, what's the thinking about why the president would choose luke? >> well, jack lew a favorite of president obama because he has serious knowledge of the federal budgets. he has a no drama style. he has been serving this president in a very high profile capacity since president obama took office as white house chief of staff and before that as the director of the office of management and budget. lew has served as director of those two big jobs. bottom line is we are told that he is well-t
. >>. >>> i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. this is studio "b." officials revealing new details about new separate school shootings. one went down at a business school in downtown st. louis and the other in a parking lot in a technical college in kentucky. that one proved deadly. mike tobin is live. it appears the kentucky shooting was a domestic confrontation? >> it raels really seems to be the case. one of the victims in this case, caitlin cornet had a child in common with the accused shooter. other deceased victim jackie cornet is related and third victim a young teenager who survived and not being identified at the stage of the game. police say they are exchanging the child for visitation and that is where the gunfire broke out. interestingly enough, the college had a plan in place for a campus shooting. the president of the college says that plan was executed. >> i thanked all of our students and faculty for the way they handled themselves. they went to a secure place in the building. everything worked as we had planned. >> reporter: and the shooter in this case turned himself in
for this monday, january the 21st, 2013. symbolic inauguration day. i'm shepard smith in washington. good night. ♪ ♪ ♪ glory, glory, hallelujah ♪ glory, glory, hallelujah ♪ glory, glory, hallelujah ♪ his truth is marching on. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> america's possibilities are limitless. >> inauguration day 2013. and the president's speech was more combative than some expected. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. we reject that america must choose between caring for the generation who built this country andng in the generation who will build its future. >> president obama's speech was very short on specifics. again, speaking about america's problems in general terms. >> now, more than ever, we must do these things together. as one nation and one people. >> tonight, the factor will analyze inauguration day with brit hume, bob woodward. john meacham, bernie goldberg, juan williams and mary katharine ham. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks
the country that dates back to the cold war when there were fears of a nuclear attack. i'm shepard smith. and this is "the fox report." it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. live from washington tonight. the fight against al qaeda and militant islam in africa. one of the many foreign policy challenges for the commander and chief's second term. the state department today confirmed that last week's hostage standoff at a gas plant in algeria did kill three americans: according to the prime minister. two canadians and team of explosive experts who had planned to blow up the place. the prime minister also said the military operation to free those hostage resulted in the deaths of dozens of prisoners. you will recall last week the militants stormed the facility near the lib i can't be border. according to the al gearian they claim it was pay back for algeria letting french jets use airspace to attack infamous fighters in neighboring mali. jonathan hunt has this in new york tonight. jonathan, last week we had a lot of criticism of the algerians. there seems to be a change
'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour and the time for the top of the news. secretary of state clinton says going on the sunday talk shows is not my favorite thing to do. she testified on capitol hill today about why she did not do the sunday shows. five days after the attack on the outpost in benghazi. >> i haven't been on a sunday show in way over a year. it isn't something that i normally jump to do. i did feel strongly that we had a lot that we had to manage, that i had to respond to, and i thought that one should be my priority. >> shepard: as we reported at the top of this newscast, some republicans have criticized u.n. ambassador susan rice for her comments on those sunday shows but intelligence officials say they gave her the talking points. today, the white house blasted what it calls a political obsession over those talking points. ed henry is live at the white house for us tonight. ed, did secretary clinton shed any light on the administration's efforts to save the four who died in benghazi? >> that's one of the looming questions still people are
early. they say wing sales go way up as super sunday approaches. >>> i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. it could get a little more expensive to use your credit card come sunday. that's when merchants in 40 states will be allowed to add a swipe fee. a charge of up to 4% for any customer who uses plastic. up until now, businesses had to swallow those fees themselves, but a recent antitrust settlement between credit card companies and merchants changed everything. now stores and restaurants will be able to push that cost right on to you. fortunately they have to tell you first and you could still pay with cash. gerri willis is with us. not every card will be hit with these? >> n. debit and prepaid cards will not. by sunday, you'll start to see signs in your favorite store saying whether or not you got to pay this extra fee, they have to inform customers as of sunday. it applies to purchases on-line as well. so if you think you're going to get around this by going to amazon or something, forget about it. the top limit on the
, shepard smith i'm sure. one woman claims her date tried to kill her. seriously. her injuries are so severe doctors say she had to replace part of already skull? >> a daring rescue worker trying to save a teenager trapped in a tree. it's incredible tape -- or video. there isn't tape anymore. glad to have you. the rhythm . [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiator valves wouldn't it be better if we just let fedex help us to expand to new markets? hmm gotta admit that's better than a few "likes." i don't have the door code. who's that? he won a contest online to be ceo for the day. how am i supposed to run a business here without an office?! [ male announcer ] fast, reliable deliveries worldwide. fedex. >> shepard: now the
'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's it the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. and not so fast. a federal appeals court has ruled that the president violated the constitution when he bypassed the u.s. senate to fill three spots on the national labor relations board. the president says he had the right to make the so-called recess appointments last year because senators were away for the holidays. ah but the court ruled the senate was still technically in session it had tricked a little bit. here is is one of those sessions the day before the president it lasted less than one minute. one guy gaveling in and gaveling out in an empty chamber. tricks and tricks. a tactic both parties have used to keep presidents from appointing people that their opponents don't like. ed henry is live at the white house for us tonight. the administration may appeal to the supreme court and republicans say this has huge implications. >> that's right. because the nlrb has issued more than 200 decisions since january of 2012. many that obviously businesses believe have been more favora
'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. this is the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. parents who lost children in the newtown massacre are speaking out both for and against new gun laws. they testified today at a hearing of the connecticut legislature's task force on gun violence. it is debating how to respond to the shooting spree that killed 26 people, including 20 first graders at sandy hook elementary. the mother of 6-year-old noah positer says she supports a new assault weapons ban. >> weapons designed to inflict as much lethal damage as possible have no place in the hands of civilians. and ought to be restricted to law enforcement and the military. the equation is terrifyingly simple. faster weapons equal more fatalities. >> shepard: that's one opinion. but the father of 6-year-old james matoli or i should say matioli. instead of new laws we need to do a better job of enforcing the ones we already have. >> is one more law, i don't care if you named it james' law, i don't want it i believe in simple, few gun laws. i think we have more than enough on the books. w
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the afternoon. i'm shepard smith. >> neil: economy is suffering, is this time to be hiking. i'm eric bombing and the economy isn't just slowing it's shrinking. it dropped by tenth of percent. it's the first time that happened in three and a half years. all this as democrats are pushing for more tax hikes. former reagan advisor art laffer says that is the last thing we need. first thing in three and a half years we will an actual contraction in the economy and brought it to 2.1%. we spent $5.8 trillion and this is what we get for it. >> it's just dumb on the outside. government spending is milton friedman is taxation. government doesn't create resources, it redistributes resources and this government spending is why we had the recession. obama continued the bad job for four straight jobs and this is the result. >> eric: but they would say isn't for government spending we would have no growth? >> government spending it's not in spite of government spending it's because of the government spending. we think of it, you got two guys in the world, "a" and "b". if "b" gets unemployment benefits who
'm shepard smith. an update on this 7:00 eastern, 6:00 in oxford. captioned by closed captioning services inc. >> tomorrow's jobs report, more ominous signs for the economy and now, pink slips for the president's jobs council. >> welcome everyone, i'm in for neil neil cavuto. and one day after learning the economy is shrinking, news that the job marketes -- democrats say it's because federal spending is drying up. to craig smith who says that argument is all wet. craig? >> you know what? i think i'm going to agree with the democrats. federal spending is drying up. it was down and look what happened. well, thankfully, federal spending is stopping, because look at everything that they've been doing, eric? up in of it has been working, and when you start to think this whole thing through, they're going to blame it on bush or the republicans and they're going to say, this was all part of theses quickster done the sequestration deal, and everybody stopped spending but you know the seed0s the last quarter's gdp were sow n in the summer of 2012 when president obama put politics ahead of our national
that you know the news for this let's see it's tuesday, january the 8th, 2013. i'm shepard smith. we're back tomorrow, noon pacific, 3:00 eastern for "studio b." back here tomorrow night for "the fox report." never go later than 7:59:59 p.m. because this happens then. >> >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> remember, abortion is legal in this country. >> bill: a factor investigation is planned parenthood violating federal law by using taxpayer money to fund abortions? we'll zero in on a very disturbing situation. in many ways we have lost our guts. we have lost our courage. we have lost our spine. >> bill: what does dan rather think about a newspaper printing the names of americans who can legally possess firearms? what does rosie o'donnell think? how about barbra streisand and michael moore? we asked them all. we will tell you what happened. >> do my best for our country. for those i represent at the pentagon and for all our citizens. >> is president obama nominating chuck hagel as secretary of defense in in order to cut funding to the military? charles krauthammer will w
2013. i'm rick folbaum in for shepard smith. we're back tomorrow, "studio b," 3:00 p.m. eastern. noon pacific. the factor is coming up next. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> a talking points bananza. is traditional america gone for good? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. >> we will bring you some the most provocative talking points of the year. including our exclusive analysis of the war on christmas. the secular progress sifs and elites have sought to diminish religion in the public square. >> bill: plus, how has america changed after this year's election? >> bill: i believe traditional back but itcome will take a very special person to make that happen. >> bill: laura ingraham, juan williams, mary katharine ham and lou dobbs will all weigh in. doesn't matter if you are a socialist or capitalist. we are talking about government subsidizing and incentivizing behavior. >> a special talking points edition of the factor right now. >> you have to fill in the blank. i just listed 8 things. what did they vote for? caution, you are about to enter the n
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